Marshall Trimble - Arizona's Official State Historian


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Public Appearances/Performances

Marshall is available for both public appearances as well as private(corporate) appearances and events. A performance by Marshall will have your audience or group thoroughly entertained and they'll even learn more about this great State of Arizona! Click on 'Booking Info' below to learn more. Be sure and check out Marshall's Facebook page too.

Thursday, October 15 - Arizona Oddities - Ftn. Hills Community Center- 2:00pm.

Saturday, October 24 - Tombstone Court House - Book Signing - 12:00pm.

Saturday, October 24 - Tombstone Schieffelin Hall - Social Life in the town to tough to die - 2:00pm.

Thursday, October 29 - Songs and Tales of the Grand Canyon State - Ftn Hills Community Center - 2:00pm.

Tuesday, November 10 - Tales from Old Arizona - Sun City Library - 2:00pm.

 Thursday, November 12 - Palace Restaurant - Prescott - 7:00pm. Call for reservations.

Saturday,  November 14 - KJZZ Travel & Discovery Expo - Westworld - 10:45am.

Friday, November 20 - Mesa Community College50th Anniversary - 3:00-5:00pm.

Saturday, November 21 - Book signing - Sibley's West Bookstore - 1:00-3:00pm.

Saturday, December 5 - Mesa Public Library - Trimble's Tales - 10:00am.

Monday, December 7 - Emcee Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day - 9:00am. 


Booking Information!

Latest News

5/8/15 - Marshall to receive True West Magazine's "2015 Westerner Award" Statuette on Wednesday, May 13th at Cartwright's prior to his show! Pictures to follow.

4/14/15 - Marshall's newest book - "AZ Outlaws & Lawmen" is released! Get your copy at your favorite bookstore like Barnes & Noble or on-line at Watch the calendar and Facebook for book signings all over the state.

11/1/14 - A note about retirement - "The newspapers and social media have written and said a lot about my retirement. It's true, I did retire but I haven't missed a day of work since. I'm still in my old office at Scottsdale Community College; still state historian; still speaking at conventions, museums, schools, churches; still writing; still performing; and still trying to be a goodwill ambassador for the State of Arizona."

7/7/14 - “On behalf of all Arizonans, I want to thank our state’s official historian, Marshall Trimble, for his years of dedicated teaching service at Scottsdale Community College, from which he is retiring this year. Marshall Trimble is a true Arizona original. Born in Mesa and raised along historic Route 66 in Ash Fork, Marshall’s infectious enthusiasm for Arizona’s history and culture led him to begin teaching classes on the history of the southwest at Scottsdale’s Coronado High School in 1969. For the next five decades, Marshall taught, sang and wrote about our state and its colorful historical characters, keeping alive our pioneering Old West spirit for generations of Arizonans. In 1997, Governor Fife Symington bestowed Marshall with the title Official State Historian, an honor continued by each successive governor. Arizona owes Marshall a deep debt of gratitude for his many contributions to our state, and we look forward to his continuing to entertain and educate us for many years to come.” -  Senator John McCain

6/26/14 - Listen to Marshall sing "I Love You Arizona" on YouTube -

5/10/14 - Marshall receives the Semper Fi Award from the Marine Corps. Scholarship Foundation.

4/1/14 - Marshall on Youtube.

2/12/14 - Marshall was inducted as a 2014 Historymaker for the Historical League of the Arizona Historical Society.

6/14/13 - The Historical League has announced that state historian Marshall Trimble is being honored as one of ten Arizona Historymakers for 2014.

2/1/13 - Marshall is now the spokesman and heard around the state on radio for Harmon Solar.

9/29/12 - Marshall was awarded the Anam Cara "Soul Friend" award at the Irish Cultural Center.

8/4/12 - Marshall was awarded the "President's Silver Star Award" from the Wild West History Association for his "Distinguished and unselfish service on behalf of the advancement of WWHA and the documentation of western history."  Pictures on photo album page.

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Trimble's Wisdom: "Don't worry about old age - it doesn't last that long."


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